The Australian-German Association (AGA) & Goethe Institute: AGA-Goethe Fellowships 2015

The AGA-Goethe Fellowship supports a young Australian to visit Germany to study the language and pursue special interests. The chosen candidate will attend a German language course for eight weeks. The remaining four weeks of his/her time in Germany researching a topic of particular interest to the candidate.

The Fellowships will be offered in the following broad areas in 2015:

  • Fellowship 1 – Business / Law / Politics / Engineering (in a business context)
  • Fellowship 2 – Arts / Culture / Literature / Music

It is anticipated that this would involve the chosen candidate visiting centres of education, business and/or culture in Germany especially relevant to the chosen candidate’s particular interests. One of the aims of the candidate should be the future enhancement of Australian German relations.

Funding & Duration

Each of the two fellowships provides for:

  • Reimbursement of a return economy airfare from Australia to Germany
  • AUD $6,000 allowance to facilitate travel throughout Germany
  • General advice on itinerary. Where possible AGA will facilitate entree to areas of particular interest to the Awardee however Candidates should ensure that their project does not assume that such entrees will be available.

Additionally, the German language fellowship provides for:

  • eight weeks intensive language and cultural study with full accommodation and breakfast and one meal on course days.

It is usual for the research phase of the Fellowship to take between four and eight weeks.


Candidates must be: an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia who has lived in Australia for at least 5 years. The fellowship is not available to candidates holding German citizenship. Applicants must not have been the recipient of a German Government scholarship during the last five years and should not be 35 or over as at 1 July of the year in which the application is made.

Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted to the Research Branch for internal review by 14 July 2015.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet. Submissions may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.

Grants Officer: Dr Don McMaster


Further Information

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